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In this tutorial we will show you how to set up OpenVPN on Windows 8 but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.
In order to set up the OpenVPN you will need:
If you still want to set up OpenVPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions:
In order to manually set up the VPN, you should first install OpenVPN GUI. Once that’s done, you will be able to install OpenVPN on Windows 8. You can download it from here for free.
Once the download is complete, simply install the software like below:
Please click on “Next”.
Copy the files you need to the OpenVPN config folder. Normally you’ll find it in the following path: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config.
If you receive an error about privileges, then move zip archive to C:\ folder, extract and move back to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\ folder.
Once this setting is saved, your PC will always run OpenVPN Gui with administrator privileges if you use the desktop icon to launch it. (You’ll be notified by UAC if you have it enabled).
In order to disconnect, you just need to right click on the OpenVPN server you were connected to and select Disconnect.